#1
I have a Peavey ValveKing 112 and a Jackson Kelly (alder body) w/ EMGs. Basically my guitar is a strat w/ humbuckers and a Floyd Rose. I can get all sorts of tone from metal, to blues, to chili pepper clean, but I can't get that jazzy tone. I have no idea what to do to my EQ to get that kind of clean. I think it sounds incredible, if you know please tell me.
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#2
you can't.

jazz sounds are warm, you'd need a mahogany hollow body and a passive low-output neck humbucker. which you don't have.

i've tried to get jazz sounds from my Jackson Dinky and my friends ValveKing, doesnt work.
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#4
Hahaha true.

Something like 11's or a big sting gauge combined with all those other suggestions would help.
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#5
EMGs eh? If you don't already have one, get an 85.

85 to the neck, and kill your treble. All of it. And boost the bass until it gets warm. Not muddy, understand, warm.
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#6
roll down the tone nob on your guitar also... unless you have the Kelly that only has a volume nob...
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#7
it only has a volume knob, but I get the gist. Ya I have an 85 in the neck. My next guitar is actually gonna be an EPI LP Custom and I'm gonna drop a P_94 in the neck.
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it only has a volume knob, but I get the gist. Ya I have an 85 in the neck. My next guitar is actually gonna be an EPI LP Custom and I'm gonna drop a P_94 in the neck.


I have the EMG 89 in the neck and it can get a decent sounding clean. The 89 is a humbucker/single coil, it comes with a push/pull pot to switch between them. The single coil sound can work well for a jazzy sound.
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#9
put the tone down and the volume.. and boost the bass on the amp
#10
I sugest you get a tone nob put in... it wont cost much at all and might even be easy to do yourself. Should only cost like 20 bucks and it would be way worth it.
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#12
i say you screw all that, and buy a gibson es 335 and put a set of p-100s in
then play it through a fender deville 4x10
one of the best jazz setups in existence imo
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#13
OR, instead of telling him to go spend thousands on more gear, we could help him get the most out his current setup.

Sounds crazy, I know.
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OR, instead of telling him to go spend thousands on more gear, we could help him get the most out his current setup.

Sounds crazy, I know.

dude that idea sounds revolutionary!
tell me more about such ideas
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It's just inexplicable. It sort of popped into my head, and now it's gone.

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It's all so familiar.

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#17
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LOL @ all the EMG hate, Cynic used EMGs and they are a jazz based metal band.


Yes, jazz based METAL BAND. Therefore they have METAL tone. Not jazz. NOT JAZZ.
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Yes, jazz based METAL BAND. Therefore they have METAL tone. Not jazz. NOT JAZZ.


Yup, people can argue about EMGs all day but noone's going to argue they suit jazz.

Basically, TS, you're fighting an uphill battle with your equipment. Just try roling the volume back on the guitar a bit, lose the treble and kick in the bass, but just for warmth. Roll the gain back too and see how you get on there. Also, play with your fingers too.
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Yes, jazz based METAL BAND. Therefore they have METAL tone. Not jazz. NOT JAZZ.


Have you ever heard the band? Listen to them and decide for yourself if the jazz breakdowns in the songs are "extremezor metalz!11" or actually jazzy sounding.

Edit for the above: Not saying EMGs will give you a perfect jazz tone but I was clearly demonstrating that EMGs aren't all for extreme metal.
#20
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Have you ever heard the band? Listen to them and decide for yourself if the jazz breakdowns in the songs are "extremezor metalz!11" or actually jazzy sounding.

Edit for the above: Not saying EMGs will give you a perfect jazz tone but I was clearly demonstrating that EMGs aren't all for extreme metal.


How do you know they're actually using EMGs for those parts though? They're all recordings, so for all you know they could be overlaying some Gibsons with some lower powered humbuckers in there or something else.
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How do you know they're actually using EMGs for those parts though? They're all recordings, so for all you know they could be overlaying some Gibsons with some lower powered humbuckers in there or something else.


Because, they use Steinbergers with EMGs and the majority of their songs require the Steinberger trans trem to do the bends and chord transposing.
#22
Listen up, all you gotta do to get your jazz tone is to firstly set all the knobs on your amp to midnight, then set your pickup to the neck pu, clean channel, and gradually roll down the treble to taste, and boost the mids a little. If you had a tone knob, you would leave the treble on midnight and roll down the tone knob instead.
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